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Mormon Utah Ephemera

Gathered over the course of fifty years by various L. Tom Perry Special Collections book curators, this selection of over two hundred items of early Utah and Mormon ephemera includes many of the scarcest items in our collection. The unifying themes of this subcollection are that the items have some portion of printed text and that each item relates to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or the settlement and development of Utah. Examples of materials include an 1838 Church membership certificate from England, Salt Lake City party invitations produced in 1868, and ephemera related to the development of railroads in the 1850s. Also included are LDS-related pamphlets and missionary broadsides as well as a wide variety of other small but important examples of Utah and Mormon print culture. Many items printed by representatives of the Church in languages other than English are also included here, most notably Welsh and Danish materials.

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Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
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Mormons
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Polygamy
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Church of Jesus Christ (Strangites)
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Mormon Church
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Strang, James Jesse, 1813-1856
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davis, j. (john), of merthyr
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church of jesus christ of latter-day saints
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pratt, orson, 1811-1881
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church of jesus christ of latter-day saints. first presidency
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hancock county (ill.)
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jones, dan, 1810-1862
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Title from cover
Topic: Patent medicines
Mormon Utah Ephemera
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Caption title
Topics: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Cosmology
Mormon Utah Ephemera
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In grey printed wrapper
Topic: Shorthand
Flake, C.J. Mormon bib.
Topics: Taylder, T. W. P, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day...
Mormon Utah Ephemera
by Sheen, John K
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Cover title
Topic: Polygamy
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Signed: Salt Lake City, U.T., 25th October, 1876. Brigham Young, John W. Young, Daniel H. Wells, First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; John taylor, Wilford Woodruff, Orson Pratt Sen., F.D. Richards, George Q. Cannon, Brigham Young Jun., Joseph F. Smith, of the Twelve Apostles
Topic: St. George Temple (Saint George, Utah)
Mormon Utah Ephemera
by Pratt, Orson, 1811-1881; Smith, George Albert, 1817-1875; Cannon, George Q. (George Quayle), 1827-1901
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Cover title
Topics: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Marriage, Polygamy
Mormon Utah Ephemera
by Rich, Ben. E. (Benjamin Erastus), 1855-1913
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Cover title; in blue printed wrapper; title in leafed border
Topics: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Mormon Church
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Topics: Taylder, T. W. P, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day...
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Topics: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Mormons, Mormon Church
Mormon Utah Ephemera
by Willes, William, 1814-1890; Pratt, Parley P. (Parley Parker), 1807-1857; Pratt, Orson, 1811-1881; Taylor, John, 1808-1887; Spencer, Orson, 1802-1855; Brannan, Sam, 1819-1889
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The organization of the Church / by Elder John Taylor -- Who was Joseph Smith? / from the pen of Orson Pratt -- Testimony of the three witnesses
Flake, C. J. Mormon bib.
Topics: Smith, Joseph, Jr., 1805-1844, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Visions, Mormons
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At head of title: This powder is cheaper to the consumer than any other ..
Flake, C.J. Mormon bib.
Topics: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Atonement, Capital punishment
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Topic: Polygamy
Title from beginning of text
Topics: Warsaw and Rockford Railroad Company, Railroads
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Flake, C.J. Mormon bib.
Topic: Church and state
Mormon Utah Ephemera
by Deseret Agricultural and Manufacturing Society; Woodruff, Wilford, 1807-1898; Rockwood, Albert P. (Albert Perry), 1805-1879; Taylor, John, 1808-1887
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Dated: Salt Lake City, January 31, 1872
Topics: Deseret Agricultural and Manufacturing Society, Agriculture, Fish culture, Goats
Mormon Utah Ephemera
by Independent Order of Odd Fellows Salt Lake Lodge (Salt Lake City, Utah)
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Text in red and gold; within a red and gold border
Topic: Independent Order of Odd Fellows
Mormon Utah Ephemera
by Hickey, L. D. (Lorenzo Dow), 1817-1897
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Topics: Smith, Joseph, III, 1832-1914, Strang, James Jesse, 1813-1856, Church of Jesus Christ (Strangites),...
Mormon Utah Ephemera
by Haskell, D. C. (Dudley Chase), 1842-1883
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Als published under title: Mormonism: An address at the national anniversary of the American Home Missionary Society. New York, 1881
Topics: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Mormons, Polygamy
Americana copy is xerox
Topics: Polygamy, Polygamy
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Flake, C.J. Mormon bib.
Topic: Illinois. Militia. Nauvoo Legion
Mormon Utah Ephemera
by Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. British Mission; Young, John R., 1837- former owner. fmo; Smith, Joseph F. (Joseph Fielding), 1838-1918 signer. sgn
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Text enclosed within border
Cover title: Deseret news extra containing a revelation on celestial marriage, a remarkable vision, two discources, delivered by President Brigham Young
Topics: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Polygamy
A sheet with three certificates, printed on both sides with the blank spaces to be filled in
Mormon Utah Ephemera
by Zion's Central Board of Trade
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Flake, C.J. Mormon bib
Topics: Zion's Central Board of Trade, Cooperative societies
Cover title
Topic: Polygamy
Mormon Utah Ephemera
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Flake, C.J. Mormon bib.
Topic: Fairs
Mormon Utah Ephemera
by Davis, J. (John), of Merthyr
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Topics: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Mormon Utah Ephemera
by Colfax, Schuyler, 1823-1885; Taylor, John, 1808-1887
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In brown printed wrapper
Topics: Polygamy, Polygamy
Mormon Utah Ephemera
by Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Danish Mission; Madsen, Victor E., 1879- former owner. fmo UPB; Fjeldsted, Christian D., signer. sgn UPB
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Text within an ornamental border
Topics: Madsen, Victor E., 1879-, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Cover title
Topics: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Mormons, Mormon Church, Polygamy, Polygamy
In blue printed wrapper; title within an ornamental border
Topic: Utah Central Railroad Company
:"Salt Lake City" p. 6-7
Topic: Salt Lake Museum
Mormon Utah Ephemera
by Peoples Party (Utah)
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List of candidates surrounded on two sides by Deseret alphabet characters
Topic: Local elections
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by Pratt, Parley P. (Parley Parker), 1807-1857
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Cover title
Topic: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
On verso: "Which is right? (a statement as to which is the true church), and a list of London meetings of the Church
Topic: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Mormon Utah Ephemera
by Utah Compromise Club
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Topics: Polygamy, Polygamy
Mormon Utah Ephemera
by Hancock County (Ill.); Robinson, E., signer. sgn UPB; Robison, Lewis, signer. sgn UPB; Mason, Nathan, signer. sgn UPB; Howd, J. C., signer. sgn UPB
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Four summons in two states, with and without line at top
Topics: Higbee, Chauncey L, Nyman, Margaret J, Nyman, Matilda, Miller, Sarah, Huchins, Abiah, Huckins,...
Mormon Utah Ephemera
by Woodruff, Wilford, 1807-1898; Cannon, George Q. (George Quayle), 1827-1901; Richards, F. D. (Franklin Dewey), 1821-1899
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Topics: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Polygamy, Polygamy
Mormon Utah Ephemera
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In pink printed wrapper
Topics: Church of Jesus Christ (Strangites), Bible
Mormon Utah Ephemera
by Watson, Wingfield; Nunley, E. W
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Topics: Strang, James Jesse, 1813-1856, Church of Jesus Christ (Strangites), Reorganized Church of Jesus...
Advertisement for a May-day celebration sponsored by the Workingmen's Co-operative Association
Topic: May Day
Mormon Utah Ephemera
by Peet, V. S. (Volney S.)
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On verso: "Was andere von den Mormonen Zu sagen Haben". (Quotations from various people concerning Mormonism)
Topics: Polygamy, Mormons, Characters and characteristics
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Topics: Habeas corpus, Probate courts
Mormon Utah Ephemera
by Council of the Twelve Apostles (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); Taylor, John, 1808-1887
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Topics: Perpetual Emigrating Fund Company, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church work with...
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An advertisement for the Deseret Museum in Salt Lake City, Utah
Topic: Deseret Museum
At head of title: Gospel tract.- No. IV. First published by the Church of Latter Day Saints at Voree, Wis., 1848
Topics: Strang, James Jesse, 1813-1856, Strang, James Jesse, 1813-1856, Church of Jesus Christ (Strangites)
Vault Copy 1 with front yellow printed wrapper; copy 2 bound in grey printed wrappers
Topic: Melchizedek Priesthood (Mormon Church)
Letter dated Salt Lake City, May 24th, 1878
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Topic: Zion's Co-operative Mercantile Institution
Front is map of U.S. ; fold. map is map of the lands of the Union Pacific Railroad Company for the first 200 miles, grants of 1862-64. Nebraska, 1869. Scale 8 miles per inch
Topic: Railroad land grants
Mormon Utah Ephemera
by Utah. Attorney General; Snow, Z. (Zerubbabel)
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"To the Hon. Orson Pratt, Speaker of the House of Representatives."
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by Davis, J. (John), of Merthyr
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Topics: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
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by Smith, Joseph F. (Joseph Fielding), 1838-1918
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At head of title: [confidential.]
Topic: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
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Cover title
Topics: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Priesthood
Flake, C.J. Mormon bib
Topic: Polygamy
Printed on yellow paper
Topic: Local elections
Mormon Utah Ephemera
by Fotheringham, William, 1826-1913; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. South African Mission
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Signed: Wm. Fotheringham, Henry R. Dixon, John Talbot, M. Zyderlaan, Elders in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and special witnesses to the inhabitants of Cape Colony
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Originally published under title: Was Joseph Smith sent of God, in the Latter-Day Saints' Millennial star, v.10, 1848: August 15, p. 247-251; Sept.1, p.[257]-260; Sept.15, p. [273]-278; Oct.1, p. [289]-293
Topic: Smith, Joseph, Jr., 1805-1844
Mormon Utah Ephemera
by Pratt, Parley P. (Parley Parker), 1807-1857
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Reprinted from the Millennial star, v. 6, p. 140-142; it was reprinted there from the Nauvoo neighbor
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At head of title: Baltimore, 1819. Salt Lake City, 1872
Topics: Reynolds, Joseph Carleton, 1841-1907, Independent Order of Odd Fellows
Mormon Utah Ephemera
by Watson, Wingfield; Neal, R. B. (Robert B.), 1847-1925
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Topics: Grubbs, J. B, Church of Jesus Christ (Strangites)
Mormon Utah Ephemera
by Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
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Another copy which seems to be the same printing has "To be had of Edmund C. Brand at the Office, 35 Jewin Street, City ... Printed by B. Briscoe ... "
Caption title
Topics: Jones, William, of Bethesda, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Colored printed wrappers from the Latter-day Saints millennial star for v. 1, no. 2-7 (June-Nov. 1840) and v. 1, no. 9 (Jan. 1841)
Topics: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Mormon Utah Ephemera
by Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. First Presidency; Young, Brigham, 1801-1877 signer. sgn; Wells, Daniel H. (Daniel Hanmer), 1814-1891 signer. sgn; Young, John R., 1837- former owner. fmo UPB; Young, John W. (John Willard), 1844-1924, signer. sgn UPB
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Missionary certificate for Elder John Ray Young, to the Europe mission, dated May 5, 1877, signed by Brigham Young, John W. Young and Daniel H. Wells
Topics: Young, John R., 1837-, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. European Mission, Mormon...
Title from beginning of text; bracketed portions entered in manuscript
Topic: Rodeback, James
Mormon Utah Ephemera
by Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Cahoon, William F., signer. sgn UPB; Eldridge, John (Carpenter), former owner, signer. fmo sgn UPB; Allen, Matthew V., signer. sgn UPB; Richmond, Nathaniel, former owner. fmo UPB
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Title from beginning of text; bracketed information entered in manuscript
Topics: Eldridge, John (Carpenter), Richmond, Nathaniel, Nauvoo Temple (Nauvoo, Ill. : 1841-1850)
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by Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. British Mission; Melling, Edward, former owner. fmo
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Signed: H.C. Kimball, Orson Hyde, Presiding Elders of the said Church, March [14] 1838. (This will be called fol.)
Topic: Melling, Edward
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In tan printed wrapper; title in border
Topics: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Priesthood
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by Salt Lake Yacht Club
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"This certifies that Mr. [blank] is a member of the Salt Lake Yacht Club, and is entitled to all the privileges of a member, subject to the by-laws and regulations of said Club. Salt Lake City, Utah, [blank] 187[] [blank] Captain, [blank] Secretary."
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Topic: Monologues
Signed: M.R. Deming, Brig. Gen
Topic: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints